Collecting Records

Records still have faithful following

BY STEPHEN PETERSON SUN
CHRONICLE STAFF
Tuesday, April 29, 2008

“While compact discs are disappearing from store shelves and sales are drastically dropping in this digital music age, the old vinyl record has continued to have its faithful followers and is even making a comeback of sorts.

…”Records are highly collectible,” said Renchan, telling of how his wife, after going through a pricing guide, saved him from selling an old jazz record that he later sold for $7,000. “I would have sold it for 50 cents,” he said. Another very valuable record he had and sold for a hefty profit was the first one that mentioned The Beatles, a UK 45. “A lot of people who came in here got bargains.””

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